Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate
Appraise real property to determine its fair value. May assess taxes in accordance with prescribed schedules.
Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Verify legal descriptions of real estate properties in public records. Inspect new and existing properties, noting unique characteristics. Photograph the interior and exterior of properties. Use “comparables,” or similar nearby properties, to help determine value. Prepare written reports on the property value. Prepare and maintain current data on each real estate property.
License: 1. Applicants must meet personal, work experience and educational requirements. Educational courses taken after January 1, 1993 require prior approval by the Board. 2. Complete a state application for specific licensure. 3. Return completed application with transcripts, requests for education credit forms and non-refundable fees to address listed. 4. If all requirements are met, an approval and admission letter for the exam and notification of instructions for scheduling the exam will be forwarded. 5. Pass the examination--satisfactory completion of the exam must occur within twenty-four months of the date the Board approves an application. All appraisers are required to complete 28 hours of continuing education credits every 2 years. Trainee Real Property (Total Amount: $400.00): Application Fee: $125.00; License Fee: $275.00 Certified General Real Property (Total Amount: $500.00): Application Fee: $250.00; License Fee: $275.00; Washington Registry Fee: $25.00 State Registered Real Property (Total Amount: $525.00): Application Fee: $250.00; License Fee: $275.00 Licensed Real Property (Total Amount: $550.00): Application Fee: $250.00; License Fee: $275.00; Washington Registry Fee $25.00 Certified Residential Real Property (Total Amount: $550.00): Application Fee: $250.00; License Fee: $275.00; Washington Registry Fee: $25.00
Outlook: Satisfactory
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $15.30   Entry $31,839.00
Mean $26.58   Mean $55,288.00
Experience $32.22 Experience $67,018.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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